The cause of a huge hotel fire just across the border in North Wales is still unknown 12 days later.
Investigators are continuing their probe into the blaze which destroyed Deeside landmark The Gateway to Wales on Monday, December 18.
Around 60 firefighters tackled the inferno which saw 47 guests, staff and nearby residents evacuated from the area as it broke out at around 4.30am.
The building on Welsh Road has been left a shell with the roof having collapsed, walls scorched black and windows smashed.
The first floor was destroyed by the blaze, while 80% of the ground floor was severely damaged, said fire chiefs.
Firefighters remained at the scene for more than 10 hours and the building has since been boarded up.
The Daily Post reports that North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman confirmed the cause is 'still under investigation'.
Following the blaze, Flintshire County Cllr Christine Jones told how the community were in shock and there had been fears it could have ended in tragedy.
The guests staying at the hotel, including children, managed to escape the inferno thanks to smoke alarms sounding and the heroic actions of a night porter.
A statement on the hotel’s Facebook page said: “Despite the unfortunate events, we are pleased that our emergency systems functioned well and all guests and staff were safely evacuated.
“In the short term, we are assessing the situation and will make a further statement once more is known including the cause which, as of now, is undetermined.”
The hotel had recently undergone a refurbishment including renovations to the gym, sauna and steam room.